Born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia, Michael studied education, electrical engineering, music and economics at Old Dominion University. For the last 31+ years, Michael has practiced financial planning, investment management and tax preparation in Virginia and North Carolina. While with his former broker/dealer, Michael won two Presidential Recognition awards and a “Best in Virginia” citation for excellence in financial planning and advice. Readers of the Virginian Pilot voted Michael "Best Financial Advisor."
Michael holds the professional designation, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® and is qualified as an expert witness in the 3rd Judicial District of Virginia. He is a Director for the Tidewater Winds and the Rotary Club of Portsmouth and is a member of The Financial Planners Association of Hampton Roads. Over the past 35+ years, Michael has been a member and director of numerous civic, professional and cultural organizations. Michael also sang with the Virginia Symphony Chorus and has been a regular on stage with the Virginia Opera in both chorus and comprimario roles.
Michael is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Portsmouth and lives in Portsmouth with his wife, Edna. They have one child, two grandchildren and one great grandson.